Vol. 2 No. 3 September 1996

Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research.

CONTENTS

     

TEXTS AND MANUSCRIPTS: DESCRIPTION AND RESEARCH - 3

 
ΠΆ. Sultanov. Mu'izz al-ansab and Spurious Chingizids - 3

L. Tugusheva. Early Medieval Uighur Records from East Turkestan - 8

  

TEXT AND ITS CULTURAL INTERPRETATION - 16

 

A. Matveev. Arabic Sources on Russes and Slavs: Problems of Interpretation of the Text - 16

  

PRESENTING THE COLLECTIONS - 27

 
Yu. Petrosyan. The Collection of Oriental Manuscripts in the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies and its Investigation - 27

A. Kolesnikov. Oriental Documents and Letters of A. P. Bergé in the Archives of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies - 38

  

ORIENTAL MANUSCRIPTS AND NEW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES - 43

 

E. Rezvan, N. Kondybaev. New Tool for Analysis of Handwritten Script - 43

  

PRESENTING THE MANUSCRIPT - 54

  

M. Nikitina. The St. Petersburg Collection of Drawings by Korean Artist Kim Jungyn (Kisan) - 54

  

 BOOK REVIEWS - 69

AUTHORS

Dr Ali I. Kolesnihov - Senior Researcher of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in the field of the Iranian studies, author of a number of monographs and articles.

Dr Nourlan S. Kondybayev - System analyst, expert in the automatic optical recognition systems, author of the software and articles in the field, postgraduate student of Dr Efim Rezvan.

Mr Alexander S. Matveev - Postgraduate student of the Oriental Faculty of the St. Petersburg State University, personal student of Prof. Joseph Bell at the University of Bergen. Specialises in Arabic medieval history, author of a number of articles in the field.

Dr Marianna I. Nikitina - Leading Researcher of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in the literature and culture of Korea, author of a series of monographs and articles.

Professor Dr Yuri A. Petrosyan - Director of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in the history and ideology of the Ottoman Empire, author of a series of monographs and articles.

Dr Efim A. Rezvan - Research Director of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in Arabic and Islamic studies, author of a number of monographs and a series of articles devoted to the problems of the Russian-Arabic relations, history of Islam and Oriental studies computing.

Dr Tursun I. Sultanov - Leading Researcher of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Chair of the History of Central Asia and Cau